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** FILE ** In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter takes off from Kadena Air Base on the southern island of Okinawa in Japan. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)
Photo by: Greg Baker
** FILE ** In this Aug. 14, 2012, file photo, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter takes off from Kadena Air Base on the southern island of Okinawa in Japan. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File)

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